The exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five influential international studios who have turned austerity into their ethic and aesthetic motto. With offices located in five continents, these young architects work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and community participation, and become the basis for a responsible architecture where the vocation of service does not exclude beauty and emotion. From Norway and Germany to Burkina Faso, and from Paraguay to Australia passing through India or Thailand, these studios have built housing, rural schools or social centers with an extraordinary economy of means, admirable adaptation to collective needs and exemplary material execution.

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 24x30
Pagine: 144
Lingua: E-GB
Anno: 2014

ISBN: 9788461682416



Fundación ICO / Museo ICO
The Architecture of Necessity

Luis Fernández-Galiano
‘The Architect is Present’

Diébédo Francis Kéré
Primary School, Extension and Library, Gando (Burkina Faso)
The National Park of Mali Complex, Bamako (Mali)
Center for Health and Social Advancement CSPS, Laongo (Burkina Faso)
Opera Village, Laongo (Burkina Faso)

TYIN Tegnestue Architects
Soe Ker Tie House, Noh Bo (Thailand)
Old Market Library, Bangkok (Thailand)
Cassia Co-op Training Center, Sumatra (Indonesia)
Klong Toey Community Lantern, Bangkok (Thailand)

Anupama Kundoo
Sri Aurobindo World Center, Auroville (India)
Wall House, Auroville (India)
Urban Eco-Community Prototype, Auroville (India)
Volontariat Orphanage, Pondicherry (India)

Solano Benítez
Teletón Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Lambaré (Paraguay)
Unilever Headquarters, Villa Elisa (Paraguay)
Esmeraldina House, Asunción (Paraguay)
LA House, Santaní (Paraguay)

Anna Heringer
METI Handmade School, Rudrapur (Bangladesh)
DESI Training Center, Rudrapur (Bangladesh)
Training Center for Sustainability, Marrakech (Morocco)
Three Hostels, Baoxi (China)